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 Post subject: Top 50 broadcasters of all time
PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:31 am 
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Did anyone take the time to look at the list of the top 50 broadcasters of all time posted in DK's report this morning (someone more computer literate can post the link)?

Some observations: Bob Prince was ranked 30th and the only one I could make a strong argument against being ranked higher is John Madden, who is more of a celebrity and less of an announcer. Prince is ranked ahead of such notables as Chris Berman, Harry Kalas, Johnny Most, Brent Musberger, Pat Summerall, Dick Vitale, Dick Stockton and Tony Kubek.

I was suprised to not see Prince's predecessor, Rosie Rosewell on the list. If he had been in a New York market, he would have been in the top ten. I think everyone who ever held a microphone in New York is on the list. Also suprised that Bob Eucker (sp?) was not on the list, even though he is more famous for playing an announcer than for being one. And no mention of Myron Cope-double Yoy!

I noted that Dick Stockton was on the list....didn't he get his start in Pittsburgh? Am I nuts or was he doing sports on KDKA in the late '60s or early '70s?

Dick Enberg was also on the list and I always thought he had a great voice....does anyone remember the sports trivia show he used to do? Anyone remember the name of it?

And finally, no mention of Lanny....I guess longevity doesn't always equal greatness, which kinda explains my career, too.


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 Post subject: Re: Top 50 broadcasters of all time
PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:44 am 
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It was called Sports Challenge I believe. Is signature comment was "Oh my!"
Dick Stockton? Oh My!


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 Post subject: Re: Top 50 broadcasters of all time
PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:29 pm 
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Anybody else remember Stockton being a local sports announcer? I'm trying to find a few minutes to look up his bio.


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 Post subject: Re: Top 50 broadcasters of all time
PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:54 pm 
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One line in Wikipedia:

Stockton started freelancing for CBS in the late 1960s, while still doing local television in Pittsburgh
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 Post subject: Re: Top 50 broadcasters of all time
PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:04 am 
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According to the KDKA website, Stockton was, in fact, a sports reporter there from 1967-1971. I have no idea why I would remember this.


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 Post subject: Re: Top 50 broadcasters of all time
PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:31 am 
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Dick Vitale is in the same boat as Madden as far as being more of a celebrity and less of an announcer goes.

Has anyone seen him call NBA games on ESPN this year? It's brutal.


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